Major League (MLB) veteran first baseman Eric Hosmer (33) has been put on standby.
The Boston Red Sox, Hosmer’s team this season, announced on the 17th (Korean time) that Hosmer had been designated for assignment (DFA). When he becomes a DFA, he finds a team that wants him, and if he is not traded within the period, he is released and makes a choice, such as finding another team or signing a minor league contract with an existing team.
Hosmer, who debuted with the Kansas City Royals in 2011, was a superstar representing Kansas City at the time. During his seven years at Kansas City, he won four Gold Glove Awards and was instrumental in winning the 2015 team. Having obtained free agent (FA) rights in 2018, he signed an eight-year, $144 million, large contract with the San Diego Padres and transferred.스포츠토토
However, in San Diego, he did not perform as well as expected. He led young players alongside Manny Machado, but he struggled with a .265 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of .737 during his time in San Diego. In the end, San Diego ‘disposed’ him to Boston in line with the trade deadline this year. San Diego pays all the remaining salary, and Boston pays only the minimum salary. However, even after moving to Boston, he only had a batting average of 0.244, 4 RBIs and 6 runs in 14 games.
He was a man who could be used even with minimum wage, but Boston eventually gave up on accompanying him. He seems to have decided that other players are better than him, who can be used even with the lowest salary.